Cardiac surgeon Stephen Waterford, MD, is an assistant professor of surgery at Upstate
Cardiac surgeon explains how the TT Maze procedure treats atrial fibrillation
Upstate cardiac surgeon Stephen Waterford, MD, offers a minimally invasive surgery called the TT Maze to treat atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. The procedure is designed to block the irregular heart rhythm that is a hallmark of A-fib for up to 6 million Americans. A-fib may cause a heart rate that is too fast or an irregular heart rhythm, and it substantially increases a person's risk of stroke. Waterford describes the procedure and explains how he reduces a person's stroke risk at the same time. People with questions about A-fib may call the Upstate A-fib information line at 315-500-AFIB (2342).